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    Seven Deadly Sinners
    100: Pride - Jehovah's Witnesses Part 3

    Seven Deadly Sinners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 28:17


    Rachael conducts a second interview with a disfellowshipped witness weaving her first hand experiences with shunned former JW Lauren Stuart who was pushed to commit a quadruple homicide under the pretense of a rapture loop hole only Jehovah's Witnesses believe in. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    shunned
    Episode 119 - Going Back

    shunned

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 215:01


    Being raised in the cult of Jehovah's Witnesses involves being taught to chase love. If a person can only be good enough, one day their god will love them. But being taught this can lead to people going back to things that treat them poorly, whether it is their god, their religion, their family, etc. as a part of chasing that love. Aaron was both disfellowshipped and divorced and each time he went back, something that many have done, always holding out hope that this time will be different. It is tough to learn this lesson and many have been held in suspension, but Aaron has found more solid ground today and has learned his lessons from going back. The song that Aaron chose to represent his journey is Amazing by Aerosmith. He also added Take Me To Church by Hosier. Support Aaron by leaving him a comment HERE Support the show by donating to the cause on our Patreon page, Patreon.com/shunned Are you struggling in some area of life? Feeling stuck? Need an accountability partner or some encouragement? Need to talk to someone that understands cult life? Reach out and let's talk. I have affordable programs to help as a certified life coach. Click HERE for more information. Want more resources? Go to my other website exjwHelp.com Join our Shunned Podcast Facebook group HERE Leave us a review on iTunes Find shunned podcast on Youtube, including new VIDcasts here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show. This podcast was made possible by my original podcast This JW Life. You can find it on any podcast app or on YouTube. It is a 9 part series about life as Jehovah's Witnesses designed to help you understand how it worked in one comprehensive story and to help you process your own if you came from that environment. Music provided by Jane and the Boy, entitled Save Myself.

    Coffee House Shots
    Has Tory sleaze hit a new low?

    Coffee House Shots

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 15:18


    Last night Chris Pincher resigned from his role in the government - after 'drinking far too much' and 'embarrassing himself'. Witnesses reportedly saw the deputy chief whip 'groping' men at the Carlton Club in London.  Also on the podcast, today is the 25th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. Can the government keep its promise to protect Hong Kong? Cindy Yu is joined by Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth. 

    Infinite Rabbit Hole
    The Kecksburg UFO

    Infinite Rabbit Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 89:52


    On December 9, 1965 a huge fireball streaked a path through the early evening sky from Canada to Pennsylvania that left thousands of people questioning, “What the hell was that”? Traveling at speeds of over a thousand miles per hour. Witnesses from the ground claimed to hear a sonic boom as the object broke the sound barrier and pilots told stories of the aftershock they felt as it passed by. The strangest thing of all wasn't the speed, or the sounds and vibrations it radiated. But rather that it apparently turned off of its Southeastern heading, breaking dead East before turning to the South, then eventually shifting to the Northeast before it completed its journey in the woods of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Well here we are everyone. Welcome to Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. And welcome back to Infinite Rabbit Hole and the Paranormal Network! Paranormal Network YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheParanormalNetwork Infinite Rabbit Hole Webpage: https://www.infiniterabbithole.com/ Infinite Rabbit Hole Merch Site: https://infiniterabbithole.bigcartel.com/ Infinite Rabbit Hole Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2938155016437751/ SOURCES Website: RMG.co.uk, Space Race: https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/space-race-timeline#:~:text=The%20competition%20began%20on%202,following%20the%20Second%20World%20War. Website: Wikipedia: Kosmos 96: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_96 Book: Dudding, George. The Kecksburg UFO Incident. Website: Inquisitr.com, Hillary Clinton Tried to Obtain ‘ UFO Crash Files' By Filing FOIA Request, Says Campaign Manager John Podesta: https://www.inquisitr.com/3165751/hillary-clinton-tried-to-obtain-ufo-crash-files-by-filing-foia-request-says-campaign-manager-john-podesta/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/infiniterabbithole/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infiniterabbithole/support

    Apologetics With Brian O'Connell
    The Watchtower: A Non-Prophet Organization: Part II

    Apologetics With Brian O'Connell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 24:43


    The Watchtower Organization claims to be the "mouthpiece of God." Since their inception, the Watchtower Organization and its members, Jehovah's Witnesses, have claimed that all other churches and denominations are false and that the Watchtower is the only organization through whom God speaks. Do these claims represent reality? Is the Watchtower the only organization through whom God speaks? In this episode we will continue looking at several prophecies that Watchtower Presidents made to see if those prophecies came true. We will also look at what the Bible says about God's standard for prophets to see if these Watchtower leaders qualify. What does a court case in 1954 have to do with Watchtower prophecies?  Listen to find out. 

    Ensign College Devotionals
    Daniel Peterson: Witnesses Assembled

    Ensign College Devotionals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 33:18


    An address given by Daniel Peterson, BYU Emeritus Professor Asian and Near Eastern Languages delivered June 28, 2022, in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

    MEDIA BUZZmeter
    Trump World Hits Cassidy Hutchinson, Other Witnesses Crucial

    MEDIA BUZZmeter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 33:49


    Howie Kurtz on the continuing fallout from the Cassidy Hutchinson testimony, dozens of prosecutors saying they will refuse to prosecute abortion cases and R. Kelly being sentenced to thirty years in sex trafficking case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Remnant Radio's Podcast
    The Trinity Simply Explained: Three Simple Foundations For Understanding The Trinity

    The Remnant Radio's Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 73:55


    The Trinity Simply Explained: Three Simple Foundations For Understanding The TrinityWe are told "the doctrine of the trinity is really really important" but then most of us don't have a firm grasp on this essential truth. Many, if not most, evangelicals profess a belief in the doctrine of the Trinity, but when asked to define the Trinity many of us end up communicating a form of heresy. On top of that Oneness Pentecostals, Black Hebrew Israelites, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and some Seventh-day Adventists are out there picking off the uninformed and spreading heretical teachings about God. Deception is finding its way into our churches and we need to be prepared!Today we are going to attempt to explain the Trinity with three simple foundations. These foundations are easy to remember, easy to communicate, and biblical truths that will help you get a biblical and historical grasp on the Trinity. The Doctrine of the Trinity is not irrational, unbiblical, or too difficult to understand for the average believer. If you are a Christian who believes in the trinity but couldn't explain the Trinity, or maybe you have a friend trapped in a cult group who denies the Trinity and you want to start having conversations with them, this program will be perfect for you!Donate (Paypal)https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GC2Z86XHHG4X6___________________________________________________________________________________Exclusive Content (Patreon)https://www.patreon.com/TheRemnantRadio__________________________________________________________________________________We're social! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRemnantRadioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theremnantradio/___________________________________________________________________________________Our Favorite Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/theremnantradio___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Rowntree's Church Bridgewayhttps://www.bridgewaychurch.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Miller's Church Reclamation Churchhttps://reclamationdenver.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Kairos Classroom: Use Promo Code Remnant for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classes__________________________________________________________________________________The Gospel Of Mark Group Packets https://the-remnant-radio.creator-spring.com/listing/the-gospel-of-mark-workbooks__________________________________________________________________________________Download Free Ebookhttp://eepurl.com/hSCQRvKairos Classroom: Use Promo Code "Remnant" for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classes Kairos Classroom: Use Promo Code Remnant for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classesSupport the show

    Best of Columbia On Demand
    Wake Up Columbia with Branden Rathert Wed. 6/29 6a

    Best of Columbia On Demand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 28:16


    Witnesses to the train derailment are revealing what they saw on the scene, results from nationwide primaries, do you know who your voting for in U.S. Senate primary

    Unbelievable?
    Classic Replay: Jehovahs witness diaglogue: part 1

    Unbelievable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 67:49


    In the first of two programmes Justin Brierley talks to Jehovah's Witness Robert King (aka e-watchman) and former JW Tony Brown. Robert is disfellowshipped but still holds to Jehovah's Witness doctrine.  He does not speak in any offical capacity for the Watchtower Society. Tony Brown is now a Christian pastor with a ministry to Jehovah's Witnesses, he describes how he joined and left the organisation. They discuss the failed end-time prophecies of the organisation, their controversial blood doctrines and the belief in the 144,000 in heaven. Next week they tackle why JWs reject the deity of Christ. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate

    Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses-Critical Thinkers » Critical Thought Podcast
    Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses: Modern Day Pharisees? We Speak for God!

    Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses-Critical Thinkers » Critical Thought Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 24:06


    The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses stakes claims that they are Gods Spokesmen. Check out this quote from their 2013 Watchtower:"At that time, the lifesaving direction that we receive from Jehovah's organization may not appear practical from a human standpoint. All of us must be ready to obey any instructions we may receive, whether these appear sound from a strategic or human standpoint or not."November 15, 2013 Watchtower, p.20The Zen (ish) Mommy Educate Empower Laugh ConnectA place where moms can slow down, be authentic, and take...Listen on: Apple Podcasts

    WDI Podcast
    FQT 25 June 2022

    WDI Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 84:58


    Feminist Question Time with speakers from Germany, USA and UK Women's Declaration International (WDI) Feminist Question Time is our weekly online webinars. It is attended by a global feminist and activist audience of between 200-300. The main focus is how gender ideology is harming the rights of women and girls. You can see recordings of previous panels on our YouTube Channel. WDI is the leading global organisation defending women's sex-based rights against the threats posed by gender identity ideology. There is more information on the website womensdeclaration.com where you will find our Declaration on Women's Sex-based rights, which has been signed by more 30,000 people from 157 countries and is supported by 418 organisations. This week's speakers: Ilse Jacobsen - Germany - The misrepresentation of scientific facts and promotion of gender ideology by public broadcasting in Germany - Outside of Twitter, gender ideology and self-ID are not discussed in Germany. The topic is rarely adressed by the press, including public broadcasting. If it is covered by the media, however, pieces are commonly one-sided and/or factually incorrect. As part of a small team, we've collected numerous examples from public broadcasting institutions in which (1) scientific facts around sex are misrepresented, including the claim that "sex is a spectrum". (2) Our collection demonstrates a lack of critical thinking around gender ideology, (3) defamation of gender critical voices as "TERFs" and "bigots", and (4) idealization of the transition of children and teenagers. We are convinced that this is driven by ideologues working in public broadcasting and constitutes a breach of the purpose of German public broadcasting, which is to provide factually correct information to the public to facilitate democratic discussions and formation of opinions independent of political agendas. I'll provide examples of how science and the discussion of gender ideology are misrepresented by public broadcasting, and how we try to tackle this problem. Bio: Professor for Microbial Immunology; always interested in feminism, trying to tackle bad and misrepresented science in the fight agains gender ideology April Morrow - USA - Women On The Inside - The activism work Sovereign Women Speak is doing here in Washington State for the women inside WCCW Purdy Prison/How to structure a woman's conference. Bio: An empath and eco-feminist, April became aware of her calling when very young. Early on, as an ordained minister of Jehovah's Witnesses she bravely spoke out about the causes of the degradation of our planet, animals, and women, including two driving forces: porn and capitalism. Ten years ago she uncovered the patriarchal lies and found her tribe with radical feminist. April is a life coach, dance teacher, and the center holder of Sovereign Women Speak guiding scores of women to confidence, courage, and sovereignty. Sheila Jeffreys - UK - Nappy Fetishism Bio: Sheila Jeffreys writes in the areas of sexual politics, international gender politics, and lesbian & gay politics. She has written 18 books on the history and politics of sexuality. Originally from the UK, Sheila moved to Melbourne in 1991 to take up a position at the University of Melbourne. She retired back to the UK in 2015. She has been actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist politics, particularly around the issue of sexual violence, since 1973. She is a Director of WDI and co-author of the Declaration of Women's Sex-based Rights. Disclaimer: Women's Declaration International (WDI) hosts a range of women from all over the world on Feminist Question Time (FQT) and Radical Feminist Perspectives (RFP) and on webinars hosted by country chapters – all have signed our Declaration or have known histories of feminist activism - but beyond that, we do not know their exact views or activism. WDI does not know in detail what they will say on webinars. The views expressed by speakers in these videos are

    Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
    Tragedy x2: Gail Miller and David Milgaard (Part 2)

    Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 89:11


    Episode 225: In our last episode we learned that in Saskatoon, on the morning of January 31, 1969, a 12-year-old girl on the way to school stumbled upon the body of Gail Miller, a 20-year-old nurse's aide, lying in the snow in an alley. Gail had been raped, murdered and discarded in the snow by her killer. As there had been a number of sexual assaults in the city, police were under enormous pressure to solve the murder and soon their attention turned to 16-year-old David Edgar Milgaard. He'd been in the neighbourhood and at a home nearby the alley where Gail's body lay on the morning of the murder. Witnesses later claimed he'd seen blood on David's clothing and gave other incriminating information to police. Milgaard was subsequently arrested and charged with Gail's murder. Exactly a year after the murder, Milgaard was convicted of the murder and sentenced to a term of life in prison — justice, it appeared, had been served. We'll find out, that was not the case at all. After serving 23 hellish years in prison, David Milgaard, who'd always maintained his innocence, was finally exonerated by DNA evidence that pointed to another man as Gail Miller's killer, a man named Larry Earl Fisher. Sources: Saskatoon.ca | INQUIRY CALLED INTO WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF DAVID MILGAARD | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Commission of the Inquiry Into the Wrongful Conviction of David Milgaard David Milgaard - Innocence Canada Reference re Milgaard (Can.) - SCC Cases R. v. Milgaard, 1971 CanLII 792 (SK CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/g7c3z > R. v. Fisher (L.E.), 1999 SKQB 88 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g95sx > Justice Miscarried by Helena Katz - Ebook | Scribd Shrunk by J. Thomas Dalby, PhD, Editor, Lorene Shyba, PhD, Editor - Audiobook | Scribd Wrongful Convictions in Canada | PDF | Miscarriage Of Justice | Law David Milgaard - Wikipedia David Milgaard was innocent of Gail Miller murder and rape - SaskToday.ca Milgaard inquiry: Don't judge us: Cops Man convicted of notorious murder dies at Abbotsford prison – Abbotsford News A Mother's Story - Joyce Milgaard Donald Marshall Jr. – Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hoylake Evangelical Church
    The Holy Spirit Empowers Jesus' Witnesses | Acts 8:1-25 | 26th June 2022 PM

    Hoylake Evangelical Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 38:07


    Seven Deadly Sinners
    99: Pride - Jehovah's Witnesses Part 2

    Seven Deadly Sinners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 40:21


    In part two we peel back the layers of the Jehovah's Witnesses shunning practices and examine why they believe higher education is a dangerous waste of time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation
    Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 10: What were the Kinderhook Plates?

    Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 11:38


    In 1843, six men claimed to have unearthed ancient metal plates from a burial mound. They were eventually brought to Joseph Smith. Critics have claimed Joseph was fooled by what was eventually revealed to be a fraud. What is the truth of this claim? The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 10: What were the Kinderhook Plates? first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

    Narativ Live with Zev Shalev
    The Jan 6 Hearings: The DOJ Conspiracy

    Narativ Live with Zev Shalev

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 130:24


    The House select committee investigating Jan 6 focuses on the conspiracy to corrupt the DOJ.  Witnesses include Jeffrey A. Rosen, Former Acting Attorney General Richard Donoghue, Former Acting Deputy Attorney General Steven Engel, and Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. Join Zev Shalev and Eric Garland for gavel-to-gavel coverage and analysis you can't get elsewhere. //Broadcasted Live 062322

    303Endurance Podcast
    Womens Achievement in Multisport

    303Endurance Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 34:07


    Welcome to Episode #341 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars and stimulants to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance and a faster finish line!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Full Ironman Returns to Coeur de Alene What's new in the 303 USA Triathlon Celebrates Women's Achievements in Multisport for 50th Anniversary of Title IX Triathlon and Run Races this weekend Video of the Week Sam Long Final Prep for Challenge Roth   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News: Full Ironman Returns to Coeur de Alene The IRONMAN Group, announced today that the stunning city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho will once again play host to a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon on Sunday, June 26, 2023, as part of a unanimous vote in Tuesday's City of Coeur d'Alene council meeting.   “We are so thrilled to see such an appetite for full distance triathlon racing in Coeur d'Alene,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “With the longstanding history Coeur d'Alene has built within the triathlon community over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across Northern Idaho's best terrain on offer.”   The 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene triathlon course will mirror characteristics of the half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon. Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile double-loop swim in the breathtaking Lake Coeur d'Alene. The 112-mile double-loop bike course will take athletes alongside Lake Coeur d'Alene and through a beautiful northern Idaho with sweeping mountain views before a transition at City Park. Athletes will cap off the race day with a multi-loop run course through McEuen Park to a vibrant finish downtown on Sherman Ave. What's New in the 303: USA Triathlon Celebrates Women's Achievements in Multisport for 50th Anniversary of Title IX COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Triathlon both honors and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark gender equity law that changed the landscape of what's possible for girls and women in this country, and today kicks off a five-month celebration of the achievements women have accomplished in triathlon.   USA Triathlon has long had a tradition of promoting women in multisport, including equal prize money for elite events, the formation of the USA Triathlon Women's Committee in 2010 and February's landmark achievement of adding the 40th school in the nation to offer women's triathlon at the varsity level, which set in motion women's triathlon to become an NCAA Championship sport.   A five-month celebration of women's varsity collegiate triathlon and women in the sport of triathlon and the multisport community kicks off today on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and runs through November, following the fall 2022 women's varsity collegiate triathlon season. For those who are interested in being a part of the celebration please email diversity@usatriathlon.org.   The five-month celebration will include the Together, We Thrive Powerful Women in Multisport Series, a social and digital content series that will focus on women who helped pave the way for women to compete in triathlon. To kick off the series, USA Triathlon has highlighted on its social media pages nine women in multisport who share what Title IX means to them in its Nine Days of Title IX celebration.   USA Triathlon will give 10 multisport women's legacy packages to influential women in multisport, which includes one USA Triathlon Lifetime Membership and one free entry to USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships and the Toyota Legacy Triathlon. USA Triathlon will also award the inaugural Together, We Thrive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Award.   USA Triathlon is launching its Women's Series, a series of locally organized USA Triathlon Sanctioned events across the country designed to grow and support the women's multisport community, in 2023. Applications to be included in the series will be accepted July through August with the formal announcement of participating events coming in late fall. The series will include a combination of women's-only triathlons and duathlons, instructional clinics and social gatherings that will accommodate new athletes to experienced athletes.   1974: Triathlon was invented by the San Diego Track Club with the Mission Bay Triathlon. The club has a storied history of leading the way in gender equity   1978: Judy Collins and her husband, Commander John Collins, both participants in the 1974 Mission Bay Triathlon, launch the Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon in Waikiki, which combined the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Honolulu Marathon, and a local cycling club route.   1979: Lyn Lemaire, a 28-year-old from Massachusetts, becomes the first woman to compete in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. Lemaire beats all but four men in the 15-person field.   1982: U.S. triathlete Julie Moss captivates a global audience with her crawl to the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman.   1983: Sally Edwards publishes the first book on triathlon. “Triathlon: A Triple Fitness Sport,” offers a comprehensive guide for training for “a total new fitness” based on her own experience in the sport.   1986: Using funds from an anonymous donor, the Hawaii Ironman introduces a prize purse for professional athletes. And in a move unprecedented in many other major sporting events, the payout is equal for both men and women — a standard that remains the status quo.   1990: Danskin launches a women's-only triathlon series in three cities: Long Beach, California, San Jose, California, and New York City. The growth of the Danskin series, as well as similar women-only events like Trek Triathlon and Irongirl races, are credited with boosting numbers among women in the sport.   2000: Triathlon makes its Olympic debut at the Sydney Games. The United States sends a trio of women Down Under, including Joanna Zeiger, who finishes fourth.   2004: Susan Williams, a 35-year-old mom from Long Beach, California, wins the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in triathlon, earning bronze at the Athens Games.   2005: U.S. Olympian Barb Lindquist retires as a professional and helps create USA Triathlon's Collegiate Recruitment Program, which identifies talent from the NCAA swimming and running programs as a way to funnel athletes toward the Olympic pipeline. She finds future Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen.   2014: Triathlon is designated as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women   2016: Jorgensen caps her pro triathlon career by grabbing gold at the Rio Olympic Games, the first- gold medal for an American triathlete   2016: U.S. elite paratriathletes Grace Norman and Allysa Seely each win gold at the Paralympic Games. Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell also won medals, combining to sweep the podium in the PT2 sport class along with Seely.   2021: Katie Zaferes wins Olympic bronze at the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the U.S. is one of only four countries to qualify three women for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and one of only two countries to place all three athletes in the top-20 with Zaferes winning bronze, Summer Rappaport placing 14th and Taylor Knibb 16th.   2021: Seely won gold Paralympic again to become the only female two-time Paralympic triathlete gold medalist. Danz became a two-time PTS2 silver medalist and Norman earned a silver in the PTS5 category. Kendall Gretsch also won the first women's triathlon wheelchair race in Paralympic history and became the fifth American to win gold medals at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games.   2022: USA Triathlon adds two college programs to offer women's collegiate triathlon to reach the milestone of 40 schools. Women's triathlon is now on its way to becoming an NCAA Championship Sport.   Colorado driver accused of "intentionally" hitting two cyclists — critically injuring one — still at large Police investigating a hit-and-run that wounded two cyclists in Evergreen, Colorado, on Sunday morning. One of the cyclists, identified as a woman by local authorities, suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash.   A 2018 Ford Escape registered to 39-year-old Alan "Haley" Mill allegedly swerved onto the shoulder of an interstate highway about 30 miles west of Denver. Witnesses told police the driver deliberately hit both cyclists before fleeing and later abandoning the vehicle. Witnesses said they saw Mill attempting "to dislodge a badly damaged bicycle from beneath his vehicle" in the parking lot of a restaurant after the collision, CBS Denver reported. The SUV, which has a temporary license plate, was found abandoned the next day, police said.   "This person passed a cyclist and then drove off the road intentionally onto the shoulder and into two other cyclists and possibly accelerated while doing that," said Jenny Fulton, director of public affairs at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, according to CBS Denver.   Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Upcoming Classic Runs in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)   Video of the Week: I'm Back Motherfuc*ers || Race Simulation For Challenge Roth   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    In The Thick
    ITT Sound Off: Havoc on Our Democracy

    In The Thick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 25:15


    Maria and guest co-host Christina Greer, political scientist, professor at Fordham University and co-host of the FAQ NYC podcast, talk about the latest on the House Committee's January 6 hearings. They also discuss new details on the law enforcement's response to the mass shooting in Uvalde. Plus, Maria shares her thoughts on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. ITT Staff Picks: For The 19th, reporter Shefali Luthra explains how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will impact abortion rights around the country. Witnesses at the January 6th hearings are testifying about what it's like to be targeted by Trump's machine of hate-mongering and harassment, writes Evan Osnos for The New Yorker. “Now, after a long procession of funerals, the collective grief here is turning into collective rage,” write Silvia Foster-Frau and Teo Armus in this piece on a group of mothers and activists in Uvalde, for The Washington Post Photo credit: AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

    Dreamland Podcast – WHITLEY STRIEBER'S UNKNOWN COUNTRY
    Whitley Witnesses Something Impossible in a Seance–His Personal Observations

    Dreamland Podcast – WHITLEY STRIEBER'S UNKNOWN COUNTRY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022


    In January of 2021, Whitley interviewed famed medium Stewart Alexander. The first words of the first listener comment on the show were “how can I know this is real?” It was a good question, and Whitley did not forget it when he went to England where Stewart lives and conducts

    AP Audio Stories
    Witnesses drag feet at trial of Nipsey Hussle shooter

    AP Audio Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 0:52


    AP entertainment correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports on Nipsey Hussle Trial

    Homicide Worldwide Podcast
    Tim McLean "The 1170 to Murder" Ep 077

    Homicide Worldwide Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 73:53


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe killing of Tim McLean occurred on the evening of July 30, 2008. McLean, a 22-year-old Canadian man, was stabbed, beheaded, and cannibalized while riding a Greyhound Canada bus along the Trans-Canada Highway, about 30 km (19 mi) west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. On March 5, 2009, his killer, a 40-year-old Chinese-Canadian named Vince Li, was found not criminally responsible for murder and remanded to a high-security mental health facility in Selkirk, Manitoba, where he was detained until his release on May 8, 2015.On July 30, 2008, Tim McLean, a carnival barker, was returning home to Winnipeg after working at a fair in Edmonton. He departed Edmonton on board Greyhound bus 1170 to Winnipeg, via the Yellowhead Highway through Saskatchewan. He sat at the rear, one row ahead of the toilet. At 6:55 p.m., the bus departed from a stop in Erickson, Manitoba, with a new passenger, Vince Weiguang Li. Li, described as a tall man in his 40s, with a shaved head and sunglasses, originally sat near the front of the bus, but moved to sit next to McLean following a scheduled rest stop. McLean "barely acknowledged" Li, then fell asleep against the window pane, headphones covering his ears.According to witnesses, McLean was sleeping with his headphones on when the man sitting next to him suddenly produced a large knife and began stabbing him in the neck and chest. After the attack began, the bus driver pulled to the side of the road, and he and all the other passengers fled the vehicle. The driver and two other men made an attempt to rescue McLean, but were chased away by Li, who slashed at them from behind the locked bus doors. Li ultimately decapitated McLean and displayed his severed head to those standing outside the bus, then returned to McLean's body and began severing other parts and consuming some of McLean's flesh.At 8:30 p.m., the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Portage la Prairie received a report of a stabbing on a Greyhound bus west of the city. They arrived to find the suspect still on board the bus, being prevented from escaping by another passenger, the bus driver, and a truck driver who had provided a crowbar and a hammer as weapons. The other passengers were huddled at the roadside, some of them crying and vomiting. As the suspect had earlier attempted to escape by driving the bus away, the driver had engaged the emergency immobiliser system, rendering the vehicle inoperable. Witnesses had observed the suspect stabbing and cutting McLean's body with a knife, and carrying McLean's severed head.By 9:00 p.m., police were in a standoff with the suspect and had summoned special negotiators and a heavily armed tactical unit. The suspect alternately paced the length of the bus and defiled the corpse. Police officers then observed Li eating parts of the body. Meanwhile, the stranded passengers were transported from the scene to be interviewed at the Brandon RCMP detachment. RCMP officers reportedly heard Li say, "I have to stay on the bus forever."On July 31, 2008, at 1:30 a.m., the suspect attempted to escape from the bus by breaking through a window. The RCMP arrested Li soon afterward. He was shot with a Taser twice, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. Parts of the victim's body, placed in plastic bags, were retrieved from the bus, while his ear, nose and tongue were found in Li's pockets. The victim's eyes and a part of his heart were never recovered and are presumed to have been eaten by Li.Here's how and where you can find Homicide Worldwide Podcast.If you have a show suggestion? please email us at: homicideworldwidepodcast@gmail.comAnd you can always find us on twitter: https://twitter.com/HWWP10Support the show

    Hands on Apologetics
    23 Jun 22 – How to Use Hostile Witnesses to Defend Christianity

    Hands on Apologetics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 51:13


    Today's Topics: 1) Finding the Fallacy: Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy Meet the Early Church Fathers: Amphilochus 2, 3, 4) Gary shows how to use hostile witnesses in defense of faith and history

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    Acts: You Shall Be My Witnesses, Part 2

    Something Good Radio on Oneplace.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 24:58


    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” Jesus spoke those words just before He ascended into heaven, and we find them recorded in Acts chapter one. This set the stage for all that followed. Ron takes us there next, as he continues his teaching series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through the Bible.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/something-good-radio/support

    Playing Politics
    GOP witnesses center stage at Jan. 6 hearings

    Playing Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 11:58


    The House hearings have featured fellow Republicans testifying about what led to the attack on the Capitol. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Denise Johnson and John Rash.

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    Acts: You Shall Be My Witnesses, Part 1

    Something Good Radio on Oneplace.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:58


    You could argue that the church in the Book of Acts did more for the growth of Christianity than all the generations that have followed put together. How did they do it? Ron calls it the early church IPO, the initial public outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the first Christians were able to persevere through hardship and persecution to launch the church Jesus promised He would build. Stay with us now as Ron takes us to the Book of Acts in his continuing series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/something-good-radio/support

    Marriage on a Tightrope
    Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

    Marriage on a Tightrope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 48:04


    Leslie and Ben are a Marriage on a Tightrope first!  They are a mixed faith couple from the Jehovah's Witness faith.  They were brave enough to record this all on their own.  We know you'll enjoy their story! Registration for the September 2022 session of Workshop on a Tightrope is now OPEN! Join us for… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses) The post Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses) appeared first on Marriage on a Tightrope.

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    Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

    Mormon Discussions Podcasts – Full Lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 48:04


    Leslie and Ben are a Marriage on a Tightrope first!  They are a mixed faith couple from the Jehovah’s Witness faith.  They were brave enough to record this all on their own.  We know you’ll enjoy their story! Registration for the September 2022 session of Workshop on a Tightrope is now OPEN! Join us for… Read More »Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses) The post Marriage on a Tightrope: 124: Leslie and Ben (Jehovah’s Witnesses) appeared first on Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup.

    Midnight Train Podcast
    The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

    Midnight Train Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 114:36


    Ep. 159 Exorcism Of  Annaliese Michel   Do you believe in the devil? Demons? Do you think the devil or demons can possess your body? Does that shit creep you out and keep you up at night? Well, if it does… you're gonna love today's episode! If you've ever seen the exorcism of Emily Rose, you'll at least know this story. The movie was based on the subject of today's episode. It's gonna get kinda crazy today as we discuss the exorcism of Annaliese Michel!   Some of you may already be familiar with this story, as it's been discussed on other podcasts and continues to be a pretty famous story in the world of exorcisms, demons, and possessions.   Annaliese Michel was born on September 21, 1952, in Leiblfing, Bavaria, West Germany. She was born into a very religious Roman Catholic family. She attended Mass twice weekly with her family and was described as "a vibrant, pretty girl on her way to becoming a gorgeous woman. She had shining black hair, an open, honest face, and a stunning smile." Four years before Anneliese was born, her mother, Anna Michel, gave birth to an illegitimate daughter. This was a source of shame for the Catholic family. After she married and gave birth to Anneliese, she apparently harbored feelings of guilt about her first daughter. Unfortunately, Anneliese's older sister died at the age of eight, but Anneliese reportedly felt like she needed to repent for her mother's sin. She supposedly spent much of her time doing penance for her mother, her sinful youth, and evil priests. Sounds like a great childhood.    All the crazy shit began in 1968, around the time of her sixteenth birthday when Anneliese had the first of several seizures. She lost consciousness during school and was found by her classmate to be in a trance-like state. Later that night, Anneliese woke up claiming she felt something was pressing down on her. She couldn't move, couldn't breathe or speak, and lost control of her bladder. Although the experience frightened her greatly, when it didn't happen again, she just forgot about it. Then, on August 24, 1969, Anneliese suffered another seizure. When examined by neurologist Dr. Siegfried Luthy, her EEG showed "a normal, physiological alpha-type brain activity." Dr. Luthy later explained to investigators, "I judged from the description I was given that this was probably a case of cerebral seizures of the nocturnal type, with the symptoms of a grand mal epilepsy."   Tonic-Clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, comprise two stages: a tonic phase and a clonic phase. According to John Hopkins Medicine, episodes may begin with a simple or complex partial attack known as an aura, during which persons may experience sensations such as unusual smells, vertigo, nausea, or anxiety. Or my everyday life. During the tonic phase, persons may lose consciousness and experience bodily and respiratory paralysis as the muscles involuntarily contract. Finally, during the clonic phase, the person's face, arms, and legs spasm and jerk uncontrollably and rapidly. When the body relaxes, the bladder may also release. Got all that? I knew you would, you intelligent bastards.   Anneliese's symptoms certainly fit the criteria of a Tonic-Clonic seizure, and there's good reason to believe on at least one occasion, she also experienced aura. One day while praying to the rosary, she related smelling a sweetness "wafting about her like the fragrance of violets" and a euphoric feeling that lasted into the next day. She was found by other girls to be in a trance-like state with her hands rigidly outstretched "like you had a cramp or something. Like when my cat stretches her claws," and her pupils dilated, "I thought they were blue. Now they are all black."   After her third seizure, Anneliese began experiencing one of the longest-lasting side effects, continuously filling her with fratzen, which is German for "grimacing faces." Another EEG showed "an irregular alpha pattern with some theta and delta waves, but nothing pathological." By 1973, her friends and family reported her behavior had changed—she was irritable and withdrawn, prone to lashing out in anger. Again, my everyday life.    Anneliese fell into a deep and prolonged depression. This depression was severe enough that she contemplated suicide and would later describe it as "This is no longer a depression, this is a condition"; she claimed "someone else is manipulating me" and that "My will is not my own." She mentioned to her psychiatrist that she "could not love sufficiently" that she felt "castrated, ice-cold" and told her boyfriend, "I can't feel any love at all. I am all numb, sort of. I can't feel emotions like that."   Anneliese stopped associating with her usual group of friends and became drawn to a group of students considered to be religious zealots. That is not a good sign. One of her childhood friends noted, "After her illness, Anneliese was changed. She was quiet and withdrew from her friends. I also noted that she kept wanting to carry on mostly religious conversations." For her part, Anneliese became convinced of her damnation and began warning others of the world's imminent end. She believed she had personal visions and communed with the Virgin Mary and became particularly drawn to the life of Barbara Weigand, a Catholic mystic and "prophetess." She also claimed to experience visions of the Virgin Mary.    In addition to the visual hallucinations, Anneliese also claimed to begin experiencing olfactory hallucinations known as phantosmia: "She started smelling a horrid stench not perceived by others." The nature of this nasty smell changed over time. However, it was later related, "[Anneliese] exuded a stench like Frau Hein had never smelled before, like fecal matter or something burning. Everyone in the bus could smell it." This would seem to indicate that the source of the stench was, in fact, Anneliese herself. Further evidence supports this from a visit from Father Roth to the Michel household: "Herr Michel received me and took me immediately to the living room. It was filled with a horrible stench, of something burning, and of dung, that penetrated everything. Herr Michel expressly called my attention to it and told me that Anneliese had been in the room just before. In the other rooms of the Michel home and on the outside I could detect no trace."   The pungent smell was not, however, present all the time. During the criminal investigation in October 1976, Father Hagiber recalled his first meeting with Anneliese and mentioned nothing of an odor. Father Herrmann, who met with Anneliese about ten times from 1973 to 1975, stated, "From her parents I heard that on occasion she evidenced disrespect toward sacred objects and there was a stench of dung or of something burning in the room where she was. However, these symptoms never occurred in my apartment". Likewise, none of Anneliese's doctors, classmates, or teachers ever complained of a foul odor emanating from or percolating around her. Her boyfriend was utterly unaware of her problem with the smell until she mentioned how it plagued her. Based on what Anneliese revealed to her psychiatrist, we know she was intimate with her boyfriend. One might expect he would've noticed something that smelled like burning doo doo.   By 1973, she had depression and began hallucinating while praying and complained about hearing voices telling her that she was "damned" and would "rot in hell ."Michel's treatment in a psychiatric hospital did not improve her health, and her depression worsened. Long-term treatment did not help either, and she grew increasingly frustrated with the medical intervention, taking pharmacological drugs for five years. In addition, Michel became intolerant of Christian sacred places and objects, such as the crucifix."   In one instance, her family organized a trip to San Damiano to pray for God to intervene. Annaliese said standing on the shrine's soil made her feet burn, and she refused to drink water from its holy spring. As a result, she could not even walk past sacred icons. The priest accompanying them stated:   "She [Michel] approached it [the shrine] with the greatest hesitation, then said that the soil burned like fire and she simply could not stand it… She also noted that she could no longer look at medals or pictures of saints; they sparkled so immensely that she could not stand it."   Annaliese was put on several medications, but none seemed to help the situation throughout the early 70s. Finally, between the results of her pilgrimage and her increasingly strange behavior, her parents decided to put their faith in the Church. Oh... and an exorcism. Her behavior had deteriorated to the point where she would at times growl, swear, and blaspheme for no god damn reason (see what I did there?) and even urinate on the floor and lick it up.  Then, in the spring of 1973, Anneliese began to hear a knocking sound in her room. Dr. Vogt could not find anything wrong with her hearing, so he referred her to a specialist. However, her mother, Anna, began to believe something supernatural was occurring because she and her other daughters could soon hear the same sound, like rapping or thumping in the wardrobe, then above the ceiling and below the floor. In addition, Anneliese was now seeing overtly demonic faces with horns, telling her she would be damned for eternity. Her father, Josef, dismissed these weird-ass happenings as products of hysteria. However, he was disturbed by his wife's account of Anneliese staring at a statue of the Virgin with a malicious expression. Her eyes were black and dilated. Her hands contorted like an animal's paws.   On September 3, Anneliese revisited Dr. Lüthy and finally told him of the hideous faces she had been seeing. She also confided that the devil was inside her and that a judgment of fire would come upon everyone. Dr. Lüthy recalled, "She could not get her mind off these things. She had no power of decision, and everything was empty in her." Momma Anna claimed that Dr. Lüthy advised them to see a Jesuit about the demonic faces, but the doctor intensely denied that he had said that shit. It is possible that the doctor made a tongue-in-cheek comment, which he later forgot since Frau Michel was adamant that she had gotten the idea of calling a Jesuit from the doctor. She had never before heard that Jesuits were specialists at exorcisms. Either way, Dr. Lüthy did not think much of the visions since he prescribed only Aolept (periciazine) drops, a medium-intensity anti-psychotic drug for neurosis in children. That shit is mainly sold in Canada, Italy, Russia, and Australia, and you can't even get it in the states. In his words, "It could not be stated with certainty at the time that there was the beginning of a psychotic symptomatology."   Despite continued treatment with Dilantin and periciazine, Anneliese's visions did not go away, and the drugs only seemed to make her tired and depressed. The Michels believed that the images were a particular problem from the seizures and now followed Dr. Lüthy's offhand suggestion to see a priest about them. They first sought Father Habiger, pastor of the Mother of God parish in Aschaffenburg, who examined Anneliese and found only an ordinary, shy girl with no signs of possession. He recommended that she see a physician. The end.    NOPE!   The family was able to contact an elderly Jesuit, Father Adolf Rodewyk in Frankfurt, about Anneliese's case. Father Rodewyk was an expert on possession, having published a book on the subject. Still, he could not travel to Klingenberg and recommended the retired Father Herrmann of the Mother of God parish in Aschaffenburg. You got that, right? Two priests, one Church. Gross.   Father Herrmann met with Anneliese ten times in his home and found her a nice, deeply religious girl. He recommended that she see a neurologist, but she protested that she had already seen Dr. Lüthy, who could not help her. Nevertheless, father Herrmann did not observe any sacrilegious behavior by Anneliese; she calmly prayed the rosary with him many times without any demons popping out and burning their poop.   In September 1973, Father Herrmann visited Father Ernst Alt of the St. Agatha parish in Aschaffenburg. Father Alt had already heard about Anneliese's case from Thea Hein and had long had a deep interest in the paranormal, having conducted studies of extrasensory perception (ESP). This was not unusual at the time, as even nonreligious researchers took ESP seriously in the 1970s. Still, Father Alt also believed himself to have telepathy, precognition, and even dowsing powers. Evidently, he was a big believer in the paranormal, as well.   Fr. Alt offered Mass on behalf of the troubled girl he had yet to meet, and while preparing for the consecration, he had another incredible sensation.   "All of a sudden, something hit me in the back, the air turned cold, and at the same time, there was an intense stench as though something was burning. I had to lean against the altar. With great effort and only by dint of considerable concentration was I able to speak the rest of the text. I felt deeply distressed as if a negative force were surrounding me, which, however, aside from vexing me, could inflict no real harm."   Mmmhmmm   After Mass, Father Alt calmly related this experience to another priest. That night, he was unable to sleep, even with the aid of a sleeping pill. He smelled a variety of stenches, alternating from dung to sewage to something burning. Additionally, he heard a thumping sound in his wardrobe. Finally, after praying to Padre Pio repeatedly, he suddenly smelled an intense fragrance of violets. At that time, he noticed that his "field of vision had been very much narrowed," and his "color perception was reduced," but now his eyesight was restored. The following day, he spoke of his experience to his fellow priests, and suddenly they could all smell a burning stench throughout the parish house, though the windows were open. On July 30, 1975, Peter(boyfriend) visited Anneliese in Klingenberg. They went for a walk, limited by Anneliese's constant exhaustion and sluggish, stiff-limbed gait. However, when Peter suggested they head back home, she was suddenly able to move normally, even gingerly, and she exclaimed happily that she was entirely herself again.   The following day they returned to Würzburg, where Anneliese registered for the fall semester. While grocery shopping, however, her face and legs tensed up, yet she did not behave aggressively. When she returned to her room, she stood stiff in front of a crucifix, glaring at it with hatred. Peter later stated:   "Her face was totally distorted; she growled like an animal and gritted her teeth so loudly that I was afraid that all her teeth would fall out. I started praying for her in thought, without giving any indication at all of what I was doing. Immediately she ordered me with clenched teeth to stop…"   Peter had not been a churchgoing Catholic before meeting Anneliese, much less devout. Nevertheless, he had started going to Mass again for her sake, and now he was squarely facing evidence of the supernatural. For an hour, the recently lucid Anneliese stood transfixed in one spot, strangely bending her upper body away from the crucifix even as her arms reached toward it. She later explained, "I wanted to take the cross in my hand, but against my will I was pushed back, so I couldn't reach it."    It appeared that more than one consciousness was living in Anneliese's body.   After this episode, Peter said, "fuck this shit," and has never been heard from since. I'm kidding. He returned Anneliese to Klingenberg, where her condition worsened. At this point, her parents were directly petitioning Bishop Stangl for an exorcism. Father. Alt, "the psychic priest," also wanted to talk to the Bishop, who was on vacation, and finally managed to obtain oral permission to say only the short German form of the exorcism rite. On August 3, the Sunday after Anneliese's return, Father Alt recited the cliffs notes version of the exorcism. Father Roth noted Annaliese's signs of possession were not as strong as when he had last visited her, but she whimpered and moaned throughout the exorcism and at one point pleaded, "Stop! It's burning." When asked where, she said, "In my back, in my arms." At another point, she said, "I am free," suggesting she was free of demons, but then she continued to whimper and moan. The priests were in the house for a total of two hours.   Although Father Alt believed Anneliese benefited from his subpar exorcism, her behavior became alarmingly worse throughout August. She was now plagued by insomnia, unable to sleep for more than an hour or two. She would rush through the house, bucking up and down the stairs like a goat. She exhibited compulsive behaviors, repeatedly kneeling and standing in rapid succession until her knees swelled. She sometimes prayed continually from dawn to dusk: "My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy, forgiveness and mercy…." She would constantly scream, except when she would tremble and fall onto the ground, completely rigid. This immobile state could last for days, so her sister would have to try to feed and wash her.   Only after the exorcism ritual did Anneliese begin to exhibit apparently insane behavior, which, of course, coincides with classic demonic behavior. Witnesses attested that she displayed almost superhuman strength and would repeatedly kneel and rise at crazy speeds. She felt heat throughout her body and would tear off her clothes to cool herself. She put insects in her mouth, urinated on the floor, and you guessed it, licked it up, and repeatedly tried to strike her family members and destroy sacred objects.    Anneliese saw clouds of flies and small shadowy creatures that, eventually, her family could see. She had visions of the deceased, and stigmata marks appeared on her. These marks were distinct from her other injuries, yet it has long been known that stigmata can be induced by suggestion in emotionally sensitive people, at least in a mild form.  Stigmata, in Christianity, are the appearance of bodily wounds, scars, and pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet. Stigmata are exclusively associated with Roman Catholicism.   The local parish priest recommended that Anneliese be taken to see a psychiatrist, the Michels had already had their fill of psychiatrists, and there was no way Anneliese, now a 22-year-old adult, could be persuaded to go to a psychiatric clinic. So they contacted Father Rodewyk in Frankfurt again, and the old priest finally came to see the girl himself.   Father Rodewyk saw Anneliese lying on the floor in an apparent hypnotic trance, oblivious to those around her. She was led to the sofa by her parents, and the priest asked, "What is your name?" The response was, "Judas," uttered in a deeper, altered voice. After a while, her muscles were uncramped, and she could speak as herself with calmness and lucidity. This clear manifestation of a dual personality persuaded Father Rodewyk that this was a case of possession.   It seems strange that a man's name, Judas, should be given to a demon, yet father Rodewyk claimed that the name Judas was often provided by other possession victims. It is not that the demon was actually the Judas of the Gospels, but rather the name represents the role or function of the demon. A Judas demon attempts to force its victim to imitate the apostle in the betrayal of his Lord, often by preventing victims from swallowing during Holy Communion to steal the host. Anneliese did, in fact, feel resistance to consuming the host, so she allowed it to dissolve in her mouth. She also displayed a compulsion to kiss people while wearing a hostile expression on her face, reminiscent of the "Judas kiss." Father Rodewyk thought these behaviors confirmed his position that she was possessed by a Judas demon.   Shortly after father Rodewyk's visit, Anneliese became well again, without any demonic manifestations. She could eat meals regularly again; previously, she explained, she "was not allowed to." So yeah, she was being starved because of her "possession."   Meanwhile, based on father Rodewyk and Alt's reports, the Bishop finally granted permission on September 16, 1975, to conduct the complete rite of exorcism. This permission was given to father Arnold Renz, superior of a Salvatorian monastery and pastor of a parish near Klingenberg. He was said to be a pious, intelligent, kind, and trustworthy man. His charismatic personality won Anneliese's respect and friendship in the moments when she wasn't drinking her own urine.   Father Renz's account of his first visit on September 24, 1975, found Anneliese to be quite normal on that first day, with "nothing that would have indicated any possession." Nevertheless, he performed the standard rite of exorcism because he had been requested to do so by his fellow priests and the family, including the perfectly aware and lucid Annaliese herself. The ritual involves a fixed sequence of prescribed prayers, followed by direct questioning of the demons, and culminates in direct commands for them to get the fuck out!   In the course of the ritual, Anneliese's behavior changed. Calm, cool, and collected at first, her body began to shake violently, and she screamed and squirmed as she was held down by three men to prevent her from biting or kicking others. Sprinkling her with holy water elicited screams, and she occasionally demanded the priest stop doing this. But with many "fuck you's and suck my dicks" involved. The whole session lasted five and a half hours. At the end of it, a very awake and functioning Anneliese said they should have continued because she felt that the exorcism was just pissing off the demons. She fully recalled everything that happened, but her words and deeds hadn't come from her.   In Anneliese's case, she retained the memory of what occurred when the others took over her body, but it is unclear to what extent she knew what they thought. As for herself, she felt her own personality suppressed in what she called a "hole," while she helplessly watched what the other entities did to her body and said with her mouth. This would seem to be an authentic, and therefore rare, case of split personality since she did not simply alter her behavior, but rather her actual self co-existed with these other personalities. It would seem, then, that there was more than one mental subject or person in Anneliese's body. Like a weird, less fun mental apartment building.   We may learn something about the nature of these other personas from the recordings of the exorcism sessions. They emit hideous screams, growls, and moans and speak in a deep, hoarse voice, uttering curses and mocking the exorcist. But, on the other hand, they seem to understand Latin, though a traditionalist Catholic girl might be expected to know some Latin. Especially when they come from a family as devout as hers. Every now and then, they give evidence of understanding more advanced phrases, like when Father Renz says, "Ut discedas ab hac famula Dei Anneliese," meaning, "May you depart from this handmaid of God Anneliese,." Annaliese's reply, "No, no, she belongs to me…."   Would you like to hear some of these recordings? Fuck yes, you would. So here ya go... but do me a favor. Turn those lights off... let's get REALLY creepy.   (PLAY RECORDING)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3aI8kpHxDM   Renz tested the linguistic ability of the demonic-speaking person by questioning it in Chinese. The demon would not oblige this obvious search for proof of its nature and later said, "If you want to ask something, ask it in German," but followed with a taunt, "But I do too understand it." Finally, however, the demon responded to a Dutch question, "Is there anything in your family that has any relation to the case and should not become public?" The answer: "There is nothing like that."    Ok, the demon speaks dutch, german, and Latin but not Chinese. Got it.   As another test, Father Renz filled five bottles with water, some with tap water and others with holy water. Though the bottles were unmarked, the "demons" somehow knew to scream only when the holy water was used.   A common form of engagement with the demons was to recite prayers or Biblical readings to test their response. They hated any invocation of St. Michael the Archangel and seemed to fear the Blessed Virgin Mary. They dreaded any mention of guardian angels and screamed in horror during the Litany of the Five Sacred Wounds, a fact possibly related to the appearance of stigmata. The demons claimed that they had oppressed Anneliese while she was studying for her exams, but only with heavenly permission, and that she passed her exams anyway only because the Lady willed it. Some Biblical passages left no impression on these malevolent entities, as they apparently did not recognize themselves as referenced. Mentioning the beast in Revelation 13 left them unmoved, as did the Gospel story of casting out a mute demon.   Direct questioning of the demons is a must by the Roman rite. This involves asking the names of the demons and how long they intend to keep their asses in their host. By learning the name and identity of a demon, the exorcist hopes to gain a sort of leverage or power over it. He uses this name in the formulas urging it to leave. This questioning gave up several characters, and as each name was revealed, the demon was forced to manifest its personality. We have already mentioned Judas, but there were others. There was Cain, Hitler, and Pastor Fleischmann. Again, these are names of men, not of demons. Cain said very little, while Hitler only offered some muffled 'Heils.' Judas said of Hitler, "He, he only has a big mouth but nothing to say," which could mean he was stripped of all power.   The Pastor Fleischmann character was based on an obscure medieval priest in distant Ettleben, where father Alt was now pastor. According to the parish records, this Fleischmann was a womanizer, drunkard, and brute who had beaten a man and a woman nearly to death. When father Alt visited the Michels in the fall of 1975, he mentioned to the family that a previous pastor of his parish had killed a man. At that moment, Anneliese gave a terrible scream, though they were not performing an exorcism at the time. Several weeks later, he visited Anneliese, accompanied by her boyfriend Peter, and asked her why she was frightened by the name Fleischmann, upon which she screamed again. Her face alternated between smiles and hideous contortions. She immediately apologized, "Please, don't take it too hard; I can't help it." That evening, while Fr. Renz performed the rite of exorcism, a demon identified itself as Fleischmann and gave many biographical details that Fr. Alt never mentioned in Anneliese's presence. Fr. Alt confirmed that the archivist in Würzburg had always possessed the medieval Ettleben parish records while she was in college there, so there was no way Anneliese could have seen them.   By October 4th-6th, two weeks after Fr. Renz had begun the exorcisms (performed every two days or so), the demonic personalities weakened and spoke less frequently. They rarely responded with the usual ferocity toward the ritual, yet they never left. This lethargic behavior by the alter egos, apparently bored by the exorcism yet sticking around, is atypical of possession cases, suggesting perhaps some other factor prevented these personalities from manifesting themselves. On October 7, Dr. Kehler issued another Tegretol prescription for Anneliese, and that same evening the demons returned in full force, even uttering a hoarse scream and high-pitched laugh simultaneously. This reinforces the suspicion that the prescription drugs may have been having an effect, though it is unclear whether they enhanced or suppressed demonic manifestations.   Still, a taped conversation between Fr. Renz and a doped-up Anneliese that evening makes clear that she was coherent most of the time and was even studying for her exams. Her mother and sister Barbara insisted she had no more physical problems, except for the jerking motion during the exorcisms. She did not try to attack people anymore, and though her appetite was weak, Anneliese insisted that the demons were not preventing her from eating. However, she slept on the floor; otherwise, the demons would force her to sit in bed. Her torments were now purely psychological, she stated, "with that frightful anxiety, with a mood of annihilation." She said she has had this feeling since the tenth grade, and it is now weakening her memory and her concentration. She felt sick if she tried to go to Church, and her mysterious tormentor caused her pain when the sign of the cross was made over her during the exorcism. When asked where he was, she replied, "That differs. Usually, he is all around, but sometimes either back there or down low."    On October 13, a strange new development occurred. Anneliese began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary. At first, she and her family were skeptical of this, which she wrote down in a diary, suspecting a demonic trick. Yet the demons cursed the writings, attributing them to the Virgin by indicating a religious portrait.   Upon learning of Anneliese's written messages, Father Renz thought of Barbara Weigand, a seer from Schippach who was respected by the Michels and had a similar practice of writing heavenly messages. Renz offered Anneliese a copy of Weigand's writings, and immediately her notes from the Virgin encouraged her to complete the mission of the deceased woman. That woman's sufferings inspired Anneliese to perceive meaning in her own torments, and on October 29, she wrote that Barbara Weigand told her she must suffer a great deal.   Regarding these visions, Anneliese said, "I don't hear voices, exactly. I am only given to understand." Though she depicts the visitations with visual imagery, she writes, "I see nothing." Thus these inspirations cannot be adequately attributed to auditory or visual hallucinations, the ordinary signs of schizophrenia. Instead, they were purely spiritual or intellectual in nature.   By October 16, Anneliese received messages from the Blessed Virgin that she would "become entirely free in October," a Marian month. However, she was also told that a terrible judgment was coming, and even the demons attested to this, saying it would be "worse than the last two" (presumably the world wars), and would take place in Europe. So now the demons were predicting a new world war. Jeesh.   Anneliese was also repeatedly visited by the spirit of Father Roth's nephew, who died at the beginning of the month. He told her he was in Heaven and there to encourage her in her tribulations.   She also recorded messages supposedly from Christ, though she repeatedly expressed doubts and fears that these messages might be tricks by the devil. In one message, she was told, "You will become a great saint," and was forced to cry to prove that she heard correctly. In another, the "Savior" tells her: "You are going to get married, Anneliese… In this one way you are not going to be like Barbara Weigand. But you are going to be like her in every other way, in suffering and in sacrifice…."    In the last week of October, Anneliese continued to receive mesages from "the Savior," urging her to bear her suffering patiently for the salvation of other souls. The presence of the Blessed Virgin was also apparent, as the demons claimed during the October 29 exorcism that she ordered them to leave by Friday, October 31. This is confirmed in Anneliese's diary entry on the 29th.   Accordingly, everyone expected that the demons would be driven out on October 31. That morning, Dr. Kehler wrote another Tegretol prescription. Father Renz then conducted an exceptionally long exorcism, preserving four and a half hours of it on audio tape. Some notable points were:   Early in the session, Anneliese shrieks in her own voice, saying, "We are not leaving." Later, she uses a low growling demonic voice to taunt the priest and resist him. The demons, which now include Cain, Judas, Lucifer, Nero, and Fleischmann, try to stall for time, saying they have the "Lady's" permission to stay and that they will not leave until ten o'clock, one after the other. Then there's a message from the Virgin: "She is happy about all of you. Because you kept on praying. You are to continue as much as you can." When everyone there began to pray, they were forced to stop because of an especially horrific, nausea-inducing bout of screaming. At ten o'clock, each demon departed (though with shit ton of verbal resistance and screaming), saying "Hail Mary full of grace," as commanded by the priest upon exiting. The human personages admit their crimes in life, and Lucifer is the last to depart. With all the demons gone by 10:40 pm, everyone sings the Te Deum in German to celebrate.   The success of the exorcism is short-lived, however. As the priest and family start to sing a Marian hymn, a demonic growl and scream interrupt them, saying, "I have not gone out yet." This demon will not give his name, saying he had not revealed his presence before. Father Renz continues trying to cast him out for three more hours, but the fucker refused to go.   Despite the persistence of this less talkative "demon," Anneliese was able to return to school a week later, cram for an examination, and pass with a good grade. Most of the time, however, she seemed apathetic, according to her classmates, though she was attentive and pleasant to them.   Anneliese continued to receive communications from "the Savior," strongly encouraging her to be patient, to pray for herself and others, to keep a humble silence, to trust in His grace with steadfastness, to struggle against temptation and not to judge others. "I will give you my grace. You will be true unto death."    On a November 9 exorcism session, the demon identifies himself as Judas, saying that he and four others returned shortly after being expelled, with the Lady's permission. For the rest of the year, Anneliese continued leading a double life and renewed her Tegretol prescriptions. She rarely demonstrated demonic behavior outside of exorcism sessions at her family's home. She continued her studies at Würzburg, with most of her school companions utterly unaware of her state of "possession." On one occasion in January, however, Anneliese's face contorted, and she struck her boyfriend, Peter. She returned to normal after he threw holy water on her, at her request.   The exorcism sessions in January were shorter (around two hours), as the demon was more subdued and just bored participating. In a tape-recorded session on February 1, Anneliese told Father Renz that she had recently begun to experience compulsions, so she was no longer permitted to eat or to cover herself from the cold. She felt that her prayers were unheard and that her suffering for the sake of others was far more difficult than she expected. She also felt the need to bang her head against the wall, strip, and go to bed. Sometimes the voices were verbal, like a sweet voice telling her that she must always wear the same pair of shoes.   On March 3, Anneliese had an episode of stiffness when trying to visit home, so she stayed in Würzburg. She was unresponsive to yet, another exorcism. However, she soon recovered, started eating more food, resumed her studies, and was examined by the school's general practitioner Dr. Wolfert on the 9th. She told him about her epileptic history but not about her possession. He thought she appeared exhausted yet "psychologically normal," and he renewed her Tegretol prescription.   In early April, while visiting home, Anneliese begged Thea Hein to promise to tell her if anyone thought of sending her to a physician. She also warned that there would soon be a powerful burning stench, and immediately they both smelled an unbearable stench in the car that endured for ten minutes after opening the windows.   On the night of April 13, the Tuesday before Easter, Anneliese felt the urge to stay kneeling in the school's chapel until the next morning. The following day, however, she could discuss her thesis with her advisor, exhibiting sound critical thinking when talking about relevant literature.   On the night of April 15 (Holy Thursday), Anneliese felt a terror and a great weight pushing down on her while kneeling in the Church to pray. She believed she was experiencing "the death agony of the Savior," and felt the pains of the stigmata. At the end of the Good Friday service the following day, Anneliese remained standing rigidly for hours, unable to move. The next day, her sister Roswitha came to nurse her as she lay in bed. Anneliese would become rigid again whenever someone tried to get her out of bed and dress to go home to Klingenberg.   By the last week of April, Anneliese had again started refusing to eat. Some friends suggested calling a physician, but she wouldn't do it. None of them were aware of the possession or exorcisms except Anna Lippert, who called Father Renz and Father Alt on April 30, after Anneliese had started screaming loudly. On the morning of May 1, she was her usual self again, casually chatting with Roswitha and Peter over breakfast. When Father Alt arrived that day, Anneliese asked him if she could work on her thesis at the parish house in Ettleben, so he would be on hand to perform an exorcism if needed. On the way to Ettleben, she told Peter that she had told Father Alt that her suffering would be over in July.   That afternoon, Anneliese urged Peter to let her see the renovated Church. Once inside, her face stiffened, and she became emotionless. When Peter tried to move her, she felt too heavy. Just like on April 15, a short prayer was enough to snap her out of it, but she returned to her state when she was brought to bed. In the early days of May, she got worse, refusing to eat, sleep, or even lie in her bed. Roswitha and a local elderly woman were soon summoned to help care for Anneliese while the parish housekeeper prepared meals. Roswitha injured her foot a week later, so the Michels brought Anneliese home to Klingenberg on May 10.   In Klingenberg, Anneliese's condition continued to worsen. She raged, screamed, struggled violently (requiring at least two men to hold her down), struck, and bit herself. Father Renz repeatedly visited to recite the exorcism rite, but no demons responded. During some sessions, she would exhibit compulsive behaviors, such as constantly kneeling and rising hundreds of times. Finally, on May 20, she could stay coherent for five hours, dictating a four-page outline of her thesis. Other than those moments, she was incapable of ordinary conversation.   The only physician to see Anneliese in this weakened state was Dr. Richard Roth, a friend of Father Alt who visited on May 30. Dr. Roth would later testify that he showed up out of scientific curiosity, not as a physician. On June 2, Father Renz reported to the Bishop that Anneliese's left cheek was severely swollen and had bruises around her eyes from her self-inflicted blows. Dr. Roth denied seeing any of these injuries. However, his testimony was inconsistent and implausible on several points, and he was likely trying to exonerate himself from a charge of criminal negligence.   According to the other witnesses in the house (the Michels, Peter, and the priests), Dr. Roth did see Anneliese from the front, remarking on her stigmata wounds, and afterward promised to Fr. Alt that he would come in case of a medical emergency. He suggested treatments for her bruises but considered her general condition untreatable by a physician, allegedly saying, "There are no injections against the devil." We must say that Dr. Roth was a reasonably respected physician, published in medical journals, and had no prior attachment to belief in exorcism. However, his new experience with exorcism led him to start going to Church.   On June 8, the last time Fr. Alt saw Anneliese, she had a sunken face from malnourishment. However, she drank fruit juices and milk, according to her parents, and on one occasion drank nearly two liters. When they tried to force-feed her, she would spit out the food or firmly press her lips. In addition, she chipped her teeth from biting the wall, repeatedly bit herself, and struck at others.   Meanwhile, the exorcisms were consistently unsuccessful in getting demons to speak. Instead of intelligible words, Anneliese repeatedly made mechanically unnatural-sounding voices taped on June 7. Fr. Renz later believed to be a "penance possession," where the possessed endures suffering in reparation of someone else's sins. Yet, he admitted he could not understand the meaning of the penance.   By June 18, Anneliese's injuries had healed, except for an open sore on her knee and nosebleeds from rubbing. Nevertheless, she still compulsively knelt and rose dozens of times until exhausted. She screamed and raged in bed, even as her mother attempted impromptu exorcism prayers. She still had many cognitive periods when she could converse normally with her family and Peter. She told them she expected all would be over by July and repeatedly told them not to call a doctor. On the last such occasion, on June 30, she told Roswitha that a physician could not help her and feared being sent to the state mental institution at Lohr, where she did not belong.   On June 27, Anneliese had a fever, but it subsided after cold compresses were applied. She refused to have a physician visit, although her father did call Dr. Roth to write another note extending her leave from school. Before the exorcism on June 30, her temperature was measured at 38.9oC (102.0oF). During one exorcism rite, she insisted on repeatedly kneeling, though her family cushioned her movements, placing a pillow on the floor. Her last words to Fr. Renz were, "Please, absolution," requesting the absolution part of the rite, which he then gave. With the rite completed, Peter and Fr. Renz left, while her parents remained with Anneliese. Anna Michel went to bed a short while afterward. Anneliese then started screaming and throwing herself around. Her father was still in the room, and as it was midnight, he told her that he commanded the demons to leave in the father's name since it was now July and they had to leave, so she could recover. After that, she turned quietly on her right side and went to sleep.   The following morning, at seven o'clock, Mr. Michel looked into Anneliese's room and saw her apparently sleeping, so he headed out to work. An hour later, his wife called and told him that Anneliese was dead.   Damn…. What an ordeal. The previous information was taken from an exceptional article(albeit a little biased at times) from arcane knowledge.org   The autopsy report declared the cause of death "advanced emaciation" due to severe malnutrition and dehydration. When asked why medical intervention had not been sought, Father Alt stated that he never considered the woman dangerously ill and that if he had, he would've immediately called for medical assistance.   Like a bitch, Father Renz said, "The exorcism ritual expressly states that the clergymen should not burden themselves with medical matters." In this, Father Renz was correct, as the rite of exorcism they were using at the time, the 1614 "De exorcizandis obsessis a daemonio" from the Rituale Romanum, said nothing about the priest's responsibilities for the physical well-being of the possessed. Instead, it suggested, "The exorcist should guard against giving or recommending any medicine to the patient, but should leave this care to physicians." In the case of Anneliese Michel, there were no physicians. One would expect that good judgment (if not pity) would have motivated the priests to act. Father Renz testified that he had written to the Bishop before Annaliese's death that her condition was deteriorating but had received no response. Bishop Stengl explained that neither he nor Father Rodewyk had any direct contact with Anneliese or her parents during the nine months of exorcisms and were unaware that she was not receiving medical treatment.   Author and cultural anthropologist Felicitas Goodman argued, "There is sufficient evidence to support the contention that Anneliese was indeed not sick, that she was not an epileptic, that what looked to the uninformed like symptoms of a disease were actually manifestations of a religious experience". These mystical or religious experiences are known as altered states of consciousness (ASC), periods of wakefulness that are pretty different from normal. Some have disagreed with Goodman's claim saying there was sufficient evidence that Anneliese did not have temporal lobe epilepsy. Goodman's argument seems predicated on the fact that multiple EEGs, in addition to the autopsy report after her death, failed to indicate anything abnormal with Anneliese's temporal lobe: she had no anatomical defects, tumors, or scarring. However, this is not unusual. In roughly one in four cases of temporal lobe epilepsy, the cause remains unknown. Many factors may cause temporal lobe epilepsy, including infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, malformations of the blood vessels in the brain, or genetic mutations.   Additionally, there is reason to believe that Anneliese may not have taken her medication as prescribed. This is something Goodman contradicts herself on, stating that "Anneliese continued taking the drugs conscientiously." "Roswitha remembers that Anneliese often took less than the three tablets per day (of Tegretol) when her prescription was beginning to run out, and then made up for it as soon as it was renewed by taking more than the prescribed dosage." If this were true, the question of why despite the anticonvulsants and the mood stabilizers, Anneliese's behavior and mental state continued to decline, and she continued to have seizures, becomes less mysterious.    The following is a description of the trial that followed from a 1978 Washington Post article:   When she died, Anneliese weighed 68 pounds. The autopsy report said that her death was caused by the malnutrition and dehydration that resulted from almost a year of semi-starvation during the rites.   The state prosecutor, after an investigation, said the women's death could have been prevented even one week before she died. Instead, he charged all four defendants with negligent homicide for failing to call a medical doctor.   A series of doctors who have testified at the trial have all told the court that the woman died of a combination of epilepsy, mental disorders and an extremely religious environment which, in the words of Professor Hans Sattes of Wuertzburg University, added up to "a spiritual sickness and heavy psychic disturbance.   Both priests have told the court they remain convinced that the woman was possessed and that her death finally freed her. The parents also remain confident that she was possessed, but not that she was released. The parents ordered their daughter's body exhumed from her grave after they said a nun told them she had a vision that their daughter's body was still intact, proof of the possession.   The exhumation, which authorities said showed normal body decay, was attended by hundreds of curious spectators, and the trial also drew intense interest.   Throughout the trial, Anneliese's father, 60-year-old Josef Michel, sat impassively, his stocky frame tilted close to a unique amplifier to help him hear. His wife, Anna, 57, took notes steadily, pausing only to moan, "Oh, dear God," when some doctor alleged that her daughter was possessed of a mental disorder rather than the devil.   The priests were defended by church-paid lawyers. The parents were defended by one of Germany's top lawyers, Erich Schmidt-Leichner, who has also defended numerous persons in Nazi war crimes trials.   Schmidt-Leichner has claimed that exorcism is legal and that the German constitution protects citizens in the free exercise of their religious beliefs.   The accused were convicted of "negligent homicide" and were given suspended prison sentences in April 1978 and were "ordered to share the costs of the proceedings." The sentences have been described as "stiffer" than requested by the prosecutor, who had asked that the priests only be fined and that the parents be found guilty but not punished. The Church approving such an old-fashioned exorcism rite drew public and media attention. According to John M. Duffey, the case was a misidentification of mental illness. One more little fun fact: On June 6, 2013, a fire broke out in the house where Anneliese Michel lived, and although the local police said it was a case of arson, some locals attributed it to the exorcism case!!!   Movies about possession   https://www.ranker.com/list/best-demonic-posession-movies/ranker-horror

    Erin Burnett OutFront
    Jan 6 hearing witnesses directly link Trump to fake elector plot

    Erin Burnett OutFront

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 44:26


    Republican officials one by one are taking down Trump's election lies, testifying about a widespread fake elector scheme and the death threats they've endured just because they told the truth. Plus, new details about Trump tapes now in the hands of the January 6th committee. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Fellowship Bible Church Sermons | Palmyra, WI

    Jesus Christ (the Word) walked this earth and could be seen, heard and touched by his Apostolic witnesses.

    AP Audio Stories
    Georgia's Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing

    AP Audio Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 0:51


    AP correspondent Mike Gracia reports on Capitol Riot-Investigation.

    Paramount Church
    Dead Witnesses Day

    Paramount Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 47:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Paramount Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Dead Witnesses Day Subtitle: Revelation: Speaker: Rush Witt Broadcaster: Paramount Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 6/19/2022 Bible: Revelation 11:1-14 Length: 47 min.

    Call Bethel
    The Tip-off

    Call Bethel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 35:06


    In August 2021, an email arrives in the Telegraph's investigations inbox claiming the Jehovah's Witnesses have a hidden database of alleged abusers. The reporters start on the trail.Read the Investigations team's notebook here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/call-bethel-inside-story-telegraphs-investigative-podcast-child/ |For 30 days' free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bed of Lies
    1 - Introducing: Call Bethel

    Bed of Lies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 34:45


    Brave whistleblowers. A trail of data. A secret system for dealing with allegations of child abuse.Bed of Lies' Cara McGoogan introduces a new podcast from the Telegraph, Call Bethel. Follow the Telegraph's Investigations team on their year-long hunt into the Jehovah's Witnesses.For 30 days' free access to The Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/bethelpodcast |If you have any information that could help the investigation, you can email the team on callbethel@telegraph.co.uk |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
    Tragedy x2: Gail Miller and David Milgaard (Part 1)

    Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 70:55


    Episode 224: In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on the morning of January 31, 1969, a 12-year-old girl on the way to school stumbled upon the body of Gail Miller, a 20-year-old nurse's aide, lying in the snow in an alley. Gail had been raped, murdered and discarded in the snow by her killer. As there had been a number of sexual assaults in the city, police were under enormous pressure to solve the murder and soon their attention turned to 16-year-old David Edgar Milgaard. He'd been in the neighbourhood and at a home nearby the alley where Gail's body lay on the morning of the murder. Witnesses later claimed he'd seen blood on David's clothing and gave other incriminating information to police. Milgaard was subsequently arrested and charged with Gail's murder. Exactly a year after the murder, Milgaard was convicted of the murder and sentenced to a term of life in prison — justice, it appeared, had been served. We'll find out, that was not the case at all. After serving 23 hellish years in prison, David Milgaard, who'd always maintained his innocence, was finally exonerated by DNA evidence that pointed to another man as Gail Miller's killer. Sources: Saskatoon.ca INQUIRY CALLED INTO WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF DAVID MILGAARD | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Commission of the Inquiry Into the Wrongful Conviction of David Milgaard David Milgaard - Innocence Canada Reference re Milgaard (Can.) - SCC Cases R. v. Milgaard, 1971 CanLII 792 (SK CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/g7c3z > R. v. Fisher (L.E.), 1999 SKQB 88 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g95sx > Justice Miscarried by Helena Katz - Ebook | Scribd Shrunk by J. Thomas Dalby, PhD, Editor, Lorene Shyba, PhD, Editor - Audiobook | Scribd Wrongful Convictions in Canada | PDF | Miscarriage Of Justice | Law David Milgaard - Wikipedia David Milgaard was innocent of Gail Miller murder and rape - SaskToday.ca Milgaard inquiry: Don't judge us: Cops Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    JW Review Podcast
    2022 Jehovah’s Witnesses Disfellowshipping Manual REVIEW

    JW Review Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 56:08


    In this podcast, we are reviewing a leaked confidential document that is said to be used by JW’s for meetings with government officials and academics. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, you can probably find it online by searching “2022 Jehovah’s Witnesses and Disfellowshipping Reference Manual”. Or, you can contact me directly and … More 2022 Jehovah’s Witnesses Disfellowshipping Manual REVIEW

    Sermons
    You will be my witnesses

    Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022


    Watoto Church Audio Sermons
    Holy Spirit – Empowers us to be Witnesses

    Watoto Church Audio Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 30:07


    Seven Deadly Sinners
    98: Pride - Jehovah's Witnesses

    Seven Deadly Sinners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 40:29


    Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation
    Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 9: Is the Spaulding Argument Valid?

    Audio podcast of the Interpreter Foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 10:11


    Through the years, much has been made of the argument that a man by the name of Solomon Spaulding wrote a manuscript which was used by Joseph Smith as his source for the Book of Mormon. Is there any validity to these claims? The post Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 9: Is the Spaulding Argument Valid? first appeared on The Interpreter Foundation.

    Call Bethel
    Introducing Call Bethel

    Call Bethel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 1:45


    Brave whistleblowers. A trail of data. A secret system for dealing with allegations of child abuse. Follow the Telegraph's Investigations team on their year-long hunt into the Jehovah's Witnesses. First episode out on Tuesday. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    shunned
    Episode 118 - Bethel Burnout

    shunned

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 140:46


    From the time he was 12, Matt had to work. With his father's vices taking the family's money and groceries to put on the table, Matt stepped up. That started young Matt down the path to workaholism which would be put to the test as he went through life, at times taking care of his dad after his parents divorced, and later taking that same dedication to his dad on to the cult of Jehovah's Witnesses. Serving at one of the highest esteemed places in the organization, within the headquarters facilities, Matt's ability to continue dedicating his everything to others that gave him little in return would be pushed beyond its limits. The song that Matt chose to represent his journey is Never Going Back by Skillet. Support Matt by leaving him a comment HERE Support the show by donating to the cause on our Patreon page, Patreon.com/shunned Are you struggling in some area of life? Feeling stuck? Need an accountability partner or some encouragement? Need to talk to someone that understands cult life? Reach out and let's talk. I have affordable programs to help as a certified life coach. Click HERE for more information. Want more resources? Go to my other website exjwHelp.com Join our Shunned Podcast Facebook group HERE Leave us a review on iTunes Find shunned podcast on Youtube, including new VIDcasts here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show. This podcast was made possible by my original podcast This JW Life. You can find it on any podcast app or on YouTube. It is a 9 part series about life as Jehovah's Witnesses designed to help you understand how it worked in one comprehensive story and to help you process your own if you came from that environment. Music provided by Jane and the Boy, entitled Save Myself.

    This Morning With Gordon Deal
    This Morning with Gordon Deal June 17, 2022

    This Morning With Gordon Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022


    Witnesses lay out how VP Pence resisted pressure to block 2020 election results, Dow closes below 30000 as post-fed rally reverses, and how to recognize warnings signs of heat related illness.

    The_C.O.W.S.
    The C. O. W. S. Catherine Pelonero's Absolute Madness: Racism & Black Misandry in Buffalo Part 5

    The_C.O.W.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022


    The Context of White Supremacy hosts the fifth study session on Catherine Pelonero's 2017 publication, Absolute Madness: A True Story of a Serial Killer, Race, and a City Divided. Since we started this book, Buffalo's most recent White Terrorist, Payton Gendron, was charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and one count of a Domestic Act of Terrorism Motivated by Hate in the First Degree. The latter charge is unprecedented in New York state history. Last week, we heard about a cross burning on the east side of Buffalo in 1980. Pelonero quotes enforcement officials who said they concluded black people ignited the fire to add to the conflict around the killings of black males. Many black people in the Buffalo area did not "turn the other cheek." Pelonero describes how numerous black residents confronted unfamiliar White people, launched rocks at passing White motorists, and even killed a White Man, Terence Mills. Jesse Jackson Sr. visited west New York in October of 1980 to appeal for calm and encourage black people to vote. We also heard important details about the killing and mutilation of Ernest "Shorty" Jones. Witnesses said two White men voiced disgust with Jones having a White girlfriend. One White Man verbally confronted Jones hours before his murder and even admitted to a Witness that he was the "22 Caliber Killer." #LetsGoBuffalo #JosephGChristiopher #PaytonGendron #TheCOWS13 INVEST in The COWS – http://paypal.me/TheCOWS Cash App: https://cash.app/$TheCOWS CALL IN NUMBER: 720.716.7300 CODE: 564943#

    The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
    1/6 witnesses: Trump knew plan to overturn election was illegal

    The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 38:01


    New evidence connecting the Capitol riot directly to former president Trump and his pressure campaign against his vice president. Insiders swearing under oath that Trump knew his scheme to get Mike Pence to overturn the presidential election was illegal but Trump plowed ahead anyway. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    The Rachel Maddow Show
    Problematic Trump lawyers bail on Trump to be witnesses for January 6th hearings

    The Rachel Maddow Show

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